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Hi,

I plugged in three new drives today, after doing a fresh install on another new drive. It recognized them, names and all, and claimed it was installing 'device drivers', but when I go to the Computer section all I can see are my OS hard drive and the 500GB drive.

What am I supposed to do to make this dumb thing show me the drives it has already confirmed working?
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the drives need to be formatted, right click on my computer and go to manage, then select disk managment. from there highlight the drives you need and format/partition them as you want.
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post #3 of 8
You need to format the drive before it can be used by Windows.

Go to the ''My computer'' Icon and Right click it and select ''Manage''

A computer management window will now open.

Then on the list on the left hand pane click on ''Disk management''

Your Disk drives will now appear on the right hand pane. Right click on the newly installed drive and click on Format and follow the onscreen instructions.
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Have I always been a complete retard, or was this plug'n'play before?

Anyways, I found it, thanks guys.. can be closed now.
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post #5 of 8
Yes they are plug and play in the sense you plug them in and they are installed. However before use they need a little setting up. This is in the case when it has come from the factory and not another user who has already formatted it.

When you get a HDD for all intense and purposes it is blank. Windows needs to partition it and mount it with a Windows readable partition before it can actually be used...thus why you need to format it.
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well its still plug 'n' play but the hdds just need to be formatted before you can use them
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And still the Plug N Play falls to the old Plug N Pray connotation
    
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Two of them are formatting now, while the third one made a lot of very disturbing ticking noises sounding much like the turning indicator on a car. I'm thinking it's the one in the purple SATA port (non-SB Gigabyte homebrew SATA controller - I smell wads of ripped out hair on the floor of this one..).
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